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Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces

Overseas Tourbillon rose gold © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
Celebrating 220 years of the tourbillon

This June 26th, Breguet commemorates 220 years since Abraham-Louis Breguet was awarded a patent for the tourbillon. His invention continues to delight collectors and has become a “rite of passage” for any brand dedicated to watchmaking excellence.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021
4 min read
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In Vincent Calabrese’s Wandering Hour complication, the hour aperture rotates once with the dial every 60 minutes.
History & Masterpieces
A Monet for the wrist

A detail from a world-famous painting, reproduced in miniature on the dial of a Vincent Calabrese watch: such is the premise of an art lover’s project: Watch Museum.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021
5 min read
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The first Breitling Navitimer in 1952 became the official watch of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association.
History & Masterpieces
The Navitimer, Breitling's high-flying chrono

Made famous by its circular slide rule, used to perform airborne navigation calculations, the Breitling Navitimer ranks among the legendary chronographs that have conquered pilots and watch collectors alike - a love affair that began in 1952, and is still going strong today.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
4 min read
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Singing Bird Clock © Jaquet Droz
History & Masterpieces
The restoration of the Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Clock

Horology has its very own legends, and the story of the newly restored Singing Bird Clock, made in the eighteenth century by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, is one of the most exciting.

Monday, 27 August 2018
The FHH Journal editors
4 min read
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History & Masterpieces
"Nicknames" exhibition at Vacheron Constantin in Paris

Hosted at its Paris store, Vacheron Constantin is staging a temporary exhibition of vintage and legacy watches for which collectors have their favourite pet names.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Omega - 1957 - Broad Arrow
History & Masterpieces
Speedmaster, a legendary chronograph from Omega

It has been synonymous with technology, design and space for more than 60 years. The first watch to be worn on the moon, the Omega Speedmaster is a legend whose multiple variations, since 1957, have thrilled hundreds of thousands of watch fans. Lift-off for the fascinating story of the legendary Moonwatch.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
5 min read
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© Cartier
History & Masterpieces
Cartier, a certain idea of masculine elegance

At the turn of the twentieth century, brothers Louis, Jacques and Pierre Cartier, grandsons of the founder, paved the way for a style whose influences came from Paris, London and New York – the historic locations of a brand that has continued to reinvent itself with endless elegance.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Brand ambassador Luke Evans wearing the Bulgari Bulgari in 2017
History & Masterpieces
Bulgari Bulgari, a name to remember

A classic among watches, instantly recognisable by the logo on its bezel, the Bulgari Bulgari marked the Italian firm's arrival as a watchmaker. Four decades later, it remains an icon of style.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
5 min read
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Regulating organs

All about the incredible invention of escapement

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